Harp in the Schools Program

Pacific Harps is raising funds to provide harp lessons and rental harps to schools.

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Project Description

"Learning a musical instrument has a global effect on the increase of your brain capacity and IQ. What you learn through playing a musical instruments transfer over to all the other aspects of your brain intelligence."

Pacific Harps has a mission to bring the opportunity of playing the harp to as many people as possible, and to bring music education into the lives of young people wherever we can.  The ideal way is through the schools in the form of classes, and now that music is no longer offered as part of the core school curriculum in California we are trying to fill that gap in education.

Music brings many benefits to people of all ages, but especially to younger growing and learning brains.  Besides improving the quality of life, it has been scientifically proven to improve IQ, enhance: math skills, abstract thinking, problem solving, physical coordination, comprehension, language and mental flexibility just to name some of the benefits.  Learning a musical instrument increases self confidence and self reliance.  It requires self discipline, goal setting and scheduling skills (just making the time to practice takes scheduling skills).  These skills and trainings are so beneficial to the future success of students, especially in this age of instant gratification and on demand entertainment and information.  To do an activity that takes time to develop and grow is an unusual activity in these times. Please follow this link to read an enriching article on this subject of how musical training enhances IQ and brain function.  https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/oct/24/want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-learn-a-musical-instrument

Another bonus for music students and especially harp students, is that more scholarship assistance is available to them in college, regardless of whether or not they are music majors.

In order for us to be able to contribute to the education of our children, to be able to invest in the future of our communities, our country and our world, we need help.  We currently have 30 rental harps and they are all rented, with a waiting list for more.  We get calls every day for rental harp requests.  Your support will help us to fill this growing need.

Pacific Harps is made up of an all female team: Carolyn Sykes (Owner), Diana Diaz (Operations Manager), Pheobe Schrafft (Lead Sales Representative), Jessica Brizuela (Social Media Manager), Desiree Owens (Website and Records), Ruth Ann Berg (Bookkeeper) and Ali Henderson (Administration).

Goals

$5000 will buy 4 Celtic harps, enough to start one small class

$5000 will pay for one year of tuition, music books, electronic tuners, teacher fees, harp maintenance (eg: strings and restringing when strings break), harp rental fees.

50% of everything we raise will go towards class subsidies, the other 50% towards buying the harps needed.

We have set 20 goals of $5000 each, 10 for harps and 10 for tuition subsidies; we will have a big hooray! and surprise bonus gifts after each level is met!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Pacific Harps sees no risk factors when it comes to our project. We are running this campaign to fill an already existing need for rental harps and lessons within schools. We have a list of schools who would love to offer our program, though simply cannot afford it. Pacific Harps and all of our inventory are covered through dealer insurance. We have liability insurance should it ever be required.

12/14/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
12/23/2017
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$25
12/23/2017
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$20
12/23/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
12/24/2017
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$100
12/27/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$30
01/26/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$150
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

A donation just because you would like to!

7 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Harp Track Download

Choose a harp track played by Carolyn Sykes that you would like to download.

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Winter carols
$25
Harp Album Download

Choose one of Carolyn Sykes albums to download.

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$25
Harp Ringtone

Choose a ringtone recorded on harp by Carolyn Sykes for your personal cell phone.

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Boss Tuner
$50
Boss Electric Tuner

Tune any instrument with ease!

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Coasters
$50
Set of 4 Harp Coasters

Set of 4 beautiful harp coasters, glossy finish with cork backing.

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Notebook cover
$50
Harp Notebook and Calendar

Lined with 2018 calendar on the inside cover.

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harp notecards
$50
Harp Notecards

Package of 6 beautiful harp notecards. Image on front, back is blank.

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pillow
$65
Harp Decorative Pillow

Lovely harp pillow, 14 inches by 14 inches

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Camac tuning key
$65
Ergonomic Tuning Key

Specify make for the correct tuning key.

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small lamp
$75
Small LED Music Stand Light

Lights up one page fully, battery operated.

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harp strings
$125
Harp Strings

1st. 2nd, and 3rd octaves.

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big lamp
$135
Large LED Music Stand Light

Lights up 2 pages fully battery operated.

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Vintage new years cards
$150
Vintage New Years Greetings Harp Cards

Beautiful vintage New Years greeting harp card prints.

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New Yorker Cover
$195
Vintage New Yorker Harp Cover

High Quality Reprint

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Cartoon Cover
$250
Vintage Comic Book Cover

High Quality Reprint

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silk scarfs
$250
Silk Harp Scarf

Hand painted and screen printed.

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harp strings
$350
Harp Strings

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th octaves.

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Harp jacket
$500
Silk Harp Jacket

Hand painted and screen printed.

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harp strings
$600
Harp Strings

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th octaves.

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pheobe playing
$1,000
2 Hour Harp Performance

For your event, in most US locations.

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Cube
$1,000
Roland Amp, Battery and AC Powered

Superb and convenient amp, excellent for harpists and all musicians.

0 Supporters
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PA system
$2,500
Roland PA System

Wonderful PA system with amazing sound quality.

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bardic 22
$3,500
22 String Bardic Harp

Includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, and shipping within the US.

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Bardic-ebony-high
$4,900
27 String Bardic Harp

Includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, and shipping within the US.

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triplett cherry
$5,500
30 String Triplett Axline Harp

Pre-owned Triplett Axline, Cherry, includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, shipping within the US.

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$150
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

A donation just because you would like to!

7 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Harp Track Download

Choose a harp track played by Carolyn Sykes that you would like to download.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Winter carols
$25
Harp Album Download

Choose one of Carolyn Sykes albums to download.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Harp Ringtone

Choose a ringtone recorded on harp by Carolyn Sykes for your personal cell phone.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Boss Tuner
$50
Boss Electric Tuner

Tune any instrument with ease!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Coasters
$50
Set of 4 Harp Coasters

Set of 4 beautiful harp coasters, glossy finish with cork backing.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Notebook cover
$50
Harp Notebook and Calendar

Lined with 2018 calendar on the inside cover.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
harp notecards
$50
Harp Notecards

Package of 6 beautiful harp notecards. Image on front, back is blank.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
pillow
$65
Harp Decorative Pillow

Lovely harp pillow, 14 inches by 14 inches

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Camac tuning key
$65
Ergonomic Tuning Key

Specify make for the correct tuning key.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
small lamp
$75
Small LED Music Stand Light

Lights up one page fully, battery operated.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
harp strings
$125
Harp Strings

1st. 2nd, and 3rd octaves.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
big lamp
$135
Large LED Music Stand Light

Lights up 2 pages fully battery operated.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Vintage new years cards
$150
Vintage New Years Greetings Harp Cards

Beautiful vintage New Years greeting harp card prints.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
New Yorker Cover
$195
Vintage New Yorker Harp Cover

High Quality Reprint

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Cartoon Cover
$250
Vintage Comic Book Cover

High Quality Reprint

0 Supporters
Select this reward
silk scarfs
$250
Silk Harp Scarf

Hand painted and screen printed.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
harp strings
$350
Harp Strings

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th octaves.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Harp jacket
$500
Silk Harp Jacket

Hand painted and screen printed.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
harp strings
$600
Harp Strings

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th octaves.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
pheobe playing
$1,000
2 Hour Harp Performance

For your event, in most US locations.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Cube
$1,000
Roland Amp, Battery and AC Powered

Superb and convenient amp, excellent for harpists and all musicians.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
PA system
$2,500
Roland PA System

Wonderful PA system with amazing sound quality.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
bardic 22
$3,500
22 String Bardic Harp

Includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, and shipping within the US.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Bardic-ebony-high
$4,900
27 String Bardic Harp

Includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, and shipping within the US.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
triplett cherry
$5,500
30 String Triplett Axline Harp

Pre-owned Triplett Axline, Cherry, includes padded carrying bag, tuning key, electronic tuner, shipping within the US.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
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0 Supporters
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